Connecting to Longfellow Creek

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On Wednesday, September 21, DNDA and our community partners hosted an event at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center focusing on the history and importance of our local creeks.
Connecting to Our Creeks featured guest speakers from a variety of local organizations. Ken Workman of the Duwamish Tribe, spoke about the tribe’s connection to the lands and water throughout history and into the present day.

Presenters from Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, Beavers Northwest, and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance talked about the work their organizations do to protect and restore local stream ecosystems and the wildlife that inhabit them.

Caroline Borsenik, DNDA’s Environmental Programs Director, was the final speaker of the night. She talked about our work to build out Delridge Wetland Park and the work done by the Urban Forest Restoration Program as part of the Green Seattle Partnership.

“It was a great event to hear from all our partners who work to take care of our local creeks,” she said.

The event filled up shortly after it was announced. Given the high interest, DNDA is hosting a second event on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. This session will feature most of the same speakers and be held at Dragonfly Pavilion Park. This park is on the banks of Longfellow Creek and near Coho salmon spawning ground.